Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are quite the nasty bugs! Aside from causing skin irritation and feeding of your pet’s blood, they can also transmit disease which can make your pet sick. Most commonly known among these is Lyme disease, for which there is a large prevalence in the Kingston region. There are many options to prevent or treat infestations and keep your pet’s parasite free.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?


One of the most common signs of fleas, and sometimes ticks, is an intense scratching. For fleas, you may also see some hair loss and scabs forming, particularly in the rump area. Ticks must be checked for and when very small can be difficult to find. Once engorged, they are more easily found and can be removed.

What are the treatment options for ticks in Dogs?


Fleas and ticks can be treated and prevented by regular use of a veterinary approved product. There are both topical and oral forms available and are equally effective. There are bonuses to using either of the treatments and when purchased from your veterinarian, they are guaranteed so any problems that might arise, although rare, are taken care of by the manufacturer. This is not the case if purchased from an online pharmacy.

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What Is a Dental Nerve Block?

Have you been to the dentist and received local freezing? If so, then you have had a dental nerve block. Most dental procedures produce strong sensory stimuli to the point that it affects the amount of general anesthetic required and a painful recovery.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning June 22, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic